Deceptions: Exposing the Lures of Child Sex Trafficking & Internet Dangers will help prevent this atrocity from happening to the youth in our community. This program provides young people with the awareness and tools they need to defeat child predators. Highlights of this hard-hitting program include:
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- Understanding the scope of the problem
- How to recognize coercion and manipulation, and expose the “grooming” process
- Powerful real-life stories from victims who wish someone had told them about the dangers
- Understanding pornography’s link to demand
- The potentially addictive effects of pornography, how it can be progressive to the point of acting out in harmful ways and it can destroy healthy intimacy (emotional connectedness) in a relationship.
- Understanding the role of how human sexuality fits into a healthy, loving relationship
- Understanding the dangers of the internet and new technology
- Giving young people the resources to get help if they (or someone they know) is in danger
Out-of-the-box Interactive School-based Prevention Program
- Facilitator’s Guide and Multi-media PowerPoint that is weaved around an engaging account of what happened to a real teen victim, along with interviews with those in law enforcement who are working with both victims and tracking down Pimps and the “Johns”
- Program is scripted for presenters to engage adolescents in an interactive discussion that educates and empowers young people to recognize and stand against efforts being made by perpetrators
- Designed to be presented in 3 classroom sessions but adaptable to any setting
Based on “Melissa’s” real story
- Went out to underage club in Portland
- Got off at the wrong bus stop
- Was approached by good-looking young guy who offered a ride
- He posed as a caring boyfriend
- Convinced her to go “meet his family” in Seattle
- She was forced into the sex trade within 24 hours after arriving in Seattle.
- Sergeant John Chapman
- Vancouver Police Department
- Portland Police Detective Meghan Burkeen
Discussion Topics Include:
- Grooming Process
- Pimps prey on kid’s desires or dissatisfactions
- Can you spot a pimp?
- How is the Internet used?
- Social networking
- Do the police care?
- Run-a-way’s vulnerability but EVERY student is a target
- Victims – True Worth
- Demand – who is responsible…Pimps or Johns? Pornographers or those who use it?
- Every child is a target
- Are you ready to take a stand?
- Where to find help
Piloted in May 2011 to 500+ students in middle schools and inter-city high school
Downloadable or can be ordered in hard copy
Developed to align with Oregon and Washington State teaching standards addressing health, technology, media literacy and self-esteem.
Information is sourced throughout the facilitator’s guide.
Training workshops are available – contact AWARE for further information